What does AIDS stand for in medical terms?

What does it mean when hospitals, doctors, or medical documents are referring to AIDS?

AIDS stands for:

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is an infection caused by human immunodeficiency virus.

Note that sometimes abbreviations and acronyms have several meanings. AIDS may mean something different in your context.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything regarding your health and treatment, you should talk to your doctor.

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